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Gardendale residents on edge after break-in attempts, run-ins with fearless would-be burglars

A seemingly quiet, safe neighborhood in Gardendale hasn't been so quiet and safe lately, according to one resident. WVTM 13's Larissa Scott sits down with one homeowner who says burglars have twice tried to break into her house in the past six months. See the video above.

WVTM13.COM - 2018-01-19 00:48:00

Bama-born comedian Dusty Slay lights up laughs at Mae's Food Hall

For a redneck dude from a broken home and a South Alabama trailer park, Dusty Slay has kept a pretty decent sense of humor - even as his world has gotten bigger. "Growing up in Alabama, my mom lived in a trailer; my dad on a farm right outside of La Fayette," Slay recalls. "The only thing there is o

CULLMAN TIMES - 2018-01-20 03:00:00

Pet of the Week: Bring Joy into your home

CULLMAN - Donna Ruttkay introduces us to Joy, the Cullman County Animal Shelter's pet of the week. "Joy is a lovely female lab mix, approximately 5- to 6-years-old. She is a medium energy pet who prefers quieter environments, is good with children and other dogs, but maybe not for folks with cats. S

CULLMANSENSE.COM - 2018-01-19 16:27:13

Hoover Police asking for help identifying man in connection with multiple thefts

Anyone with information regarding the individual seen in the photo above is asked to contact Hoover Detective Henningsen at (205) 444-7534. (Hoover Police) Hoover Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man wanted for questioning in several thefts. The person of interest in driving a m

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2018-01-18 13:32:59

Irondale mom says 5-year-old son was left alone on school bus all day

Updated: 5:06 PM CST Jan 18, 2018 The mother of a 5-year-old kindergarten student at Grantswood Community School in Irondale says her child was left alone on a school bus all day Thursday. WVTM 13's Erin Kelly is working to learn more right now.

WVTM13.COM - 2018-01-18 23:06:00

Gardendale superintendent 1 of 2 finalists for Vestavia schools post

Vestavia Hills Board of Education has narrowed the field of superintendent candidates down to two. The finalists are Patrick Martin, superintendent of Gardendale City Schools, and Todd Freeman, superintendent of Sylacauga City Schools. The Vestavia Hills Board of Education selected the finalist duri

AL.COM - 2018-01-18 21:42:24

Murder charge filed in shooting death of Birmingham father of 3

A 24-year-old convicted felon is now back in jail and charged in the shooting death of one of his friends. Birmingham police on Wednesday confirmed the murder warrant against Luther Gray in the Monday-morning shooting death of 28-year-old Eric Cotton, a father of three children under the age of 10.


Sludge fight: Legal battles over imported sewage waste rage on in Jefferson County

Residents of the town of West Jefferson and the Jefferson County Commission have turned to the courts hoping to stop a local landfill from bringing in sewage sludge from New York and New Jersey. The waste in question -- technically referred to as biosolids -- is the solid material left behind from

AL.COM - 2018-01-19 17:53:20

Police chase of suspected drunk driver ends in crash involving school bus

PLANO, TEXAS - A police chase of suspected drunk driver ended in a crash involving multiple vehicles and a Plano ISD school bus Friday afternoon. Allen police started pursuing the DWI suspect, identified as 30-year-old Adam Pigott, at about 2:30 p.m. when they received a report of a drunk driver ne

WFAA - 2018-01-20 02:43:34

McKinney middle school teachers resign after posting anti-gay and anti-Islamic tweets

McKinney ISD officials said late Friday that the district has accepted the resignations of two middle school teachers who previously posted anti-Islamic and anti-LGBT tweets. The resignations of Justin Barton and Mark Russell, who both work at Cockrill Middle School, were "self-initiated," distric

DALLAS NEWS - 2018-01-20 01:30:40

Westbound State Highway 183 Closed for Traffic Pattern Change

NBC 5 News A traffic pattern change means the complete closure of a major westbound highway in Dallas County this weekend. The westbound lanes of State Highway 183 will be closed from Interstate 35E to Carl Road from 9 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday. Crews working on the Midtown Express project are

NBC DALLAS-FORT WORTH - 2018-01-20 04:31:44

5 More Flu-Related Deaths Reported in Tarrant County

NBC 5 News Dallas County Health and Human Services Department confirms Friday two additional flu-related deaths have been reported in the county. Officials said the latest deaths involve patients who were 81 and 17, both were high-risk with underlying health conditions. Further details about the pat

NBC DALLAS-FORT WORTH - 2018-01-19 23:00:30

Dallas mental hospital to close before state shuts it down

DALLAS (AP) - A psychiatric hospital in Dallas says it is voluntarily closing its doors just after state officials threatened to shut down the aging treatment center because it was too dangerous for patients. The Dallas Morning News reports that the CEO of Timberlawn Behavioral Health System, James

KSWO.COM - 2018-01-19 17:36:39

Former First Lady Michelle Obama To Speak In Dallas

DALLAS, TX - Michelle Obama is coming to Dallas in March, and you could have a chance to hear her speak. Her appearance comes as part of the AT&T Performing Arts Center's #HearHere series, which boasts an impressive lineup of names Among the personalities speaking at the engagement, which runs from

PATCH - 2018-01-19 20:05:35

City manager warns bike share companies to clean up mess

The City of Dallas is taking action against bike share companies across the town and warning them if they don't clean up the eyesore their bikes leave, they'll have no choice but to take control. City Manager T.C. Broadnax sent a letter to LimeBike, Ofo, VBikes, Spin and Mobike on Thursday giving t

WFAA - 2018-01-19 18:28:28

Father in Trenton child sexual abuse case gets 20 years in prison

(Editor's note: This article contains graphic content.) BONHAM - Pedro Noria, 30, pleaded guilty Friday to a lesser included offense of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. His plea moves the state one step closer to wrapping up a series of related c

HERALD DEMOCRAT - 2018-01-19 21:37:20

Early flu season impacts Dickinson

The flu is making an impact in Dickinson and across the state, including causing one local hospital to restrict visitor access until further notice. CHI St. Alexius-Dickinson announced Friday that due to the severity of this year's influenza strain they would be restricting visitation to all units i

THE DICKINSON PRESS - 2018-01-19 21:24:52

Local woman raises money for her fellow veterans

An area veteran is doing what she can to help raise money to support those who served in the Dickinson community. "It's to support local veterans," said Brandy Vandersloot, accompanied by her young children, who were enthusiastically selling hot chocolate and assorted baked goods to customers at Ros

THE DICKINSON PRESS - 2018-01-20 01:49:28

Chief Braathen announces run for Dunn Co. sheriff

Killdeer Chief of Police Eric Braathen Killdeer Chief of Police Eric Braathen has declared his candidacy for Dunn County sheriff to fill the open position during the upcoming election in June. By Zak Wellerman Current Dunn County Sheriff Clay Coker recently announced his decision to not run for reel

DUNNCOUNTYEXTRA.COM - 2018-01-19 00:03:57

'A joint effort'

On Doug Sullivan's office wall is the following passage: "A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child." These words are attributed to Fore

THE DICKINSON PRESS - 2018-01-19 03:36:22